13 days old

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Grimmway
Arvin, California 93203
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

COMPANY SUMMARY: Family-owned and headquartered in Bakersfield, California, Grimmway Farms is a global produce leader and the world’s largest producer of carrots. The company supplies more than 65 organic, USA-grown crops year-round. Grimmway farms over 80,000 acres in seven states. Brands include Cal-Organic Farms and Bunny-Luv. Grimmway is committed to caring for customers and employees, honoring sustainable practices, and preserving natural resources for future generations. www.grimmway.com


PURPOSE:

This individual will work closely with the Director to create and implement strategic initiatives for employee learning and development. The position will provide administrative support for the company development programs and learning management system, is the primary translation resource and Trainer for Spanish language content and training delivery, will conduct needs assessments, training evaluations, curriculum design and curation, and deliver training in a variety of topics, in English and Spanish, for the administrative and developmental employee groups.    

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management/Development, Training & Development, Organizational Development, Business Administration or a related area. Or, in lieu of education, the APTD certification with five years of progressive expertise in training delivery, instructional design and learning technologies. Minimum of two years experience facilitating professional development and leadership training that includes course design and application of adult learning principles in at least four of the following areas: Career/professional development; diversity/cultural inclusion; leadership/management; frontline supervision; communications; performance management; change management; and coaching/mentoring. Must have well-developed, oral and written English and Spanish, delivery and translation skills that validate comprehension and fluency. Proven proficiency of oral and written expression in facilitating training programs in classroom and virtual environment in English and Spanish. Effective technical use of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs in training design and delivery. Proficiency in the phases of instructional design/delivery (ADDIE). Experience with the role responsibilities of Trainer or Administrator in an LMS system preferred. Experience with e-learning development software such as Articulate or Adobe Captivate preferred. Experience communicating effectively with a diverse group of individuals. Ability to: prioritize and manage multiple and diverse projects; consistently deliver a high level of attention to detail, quality, and results focus; multi-task with strong planning and organizational skills; work autonomously; leverage interpersonal, consultative and negotiating skills; exercise sound judgement and decision making consistent with the essential job functions; maintain discretion and confidentiality; travel domestically four to six times a year; and travel between the office and training center on a frequent basis. Must have valid driver’s license with a clean DMV driving record. Must pass pre-placement drug/alcohol screen and background check.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

-       Provide administrative support for the Internship, Summer Help, and all other company development and talent pipeline programs. Make program and process improvement recommendations, event and travel registrations, recruit, screen, interview, speaker engagements, communication preparation, onboarding, employment paperwork, metrics, activity planning and execution, and candidate and participant tracking and communication.

-       Utilize ADDIE for existing and new training content. Analyze training needs to design and develop new training programs or modify and improve existing programs. Evaluate effectiveness of training programs, implementing and/or providing recommendations for improvement. Areas of content focus for next two years include career/professional development; diversity/cultural inclusion; leadership/management; frontline supervision; communications; performance management; change management; coaching/mentoring with emphasis on the behavioral KSA components.

-       Deliver training in English and Spanish to classroom and web-based audiences. Occasional work in the evenings or outside of standard business hours (M-F, 8-5) may be required. In town travel to and from the Training Center will be required.

-       Perform translation of English to Spanish for content and be the primary Spanish language trainer.

-       For new content, design, build, and maintain web-based, multi-media eLearning modules using authoring tools.

-       Maintain a subject matter expert level of ability in the Learning Management System within Ultimate Software. Acting as resource and system trainer within the company. Act as training resource to functional managers across the business to assist in the creation and roll-out of their functional training material.

-       Holds role of Trainer in the LMS and executes role responsibilities in the system. Manages the Training Center calendar, room set-up, room access, and related communication and service needs.

-       Advocate and be a positive change agent for current trends in training, technology and instructional delivery methods. Prepare the business case for recommendations of training content, providers and platforms.

-       Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems focusing on continuous improvement to benefit employees and the business. Models active learning through continual professional development and learning.

-       Is a HR team member and maintains discretion and confidentiality of information and materials.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Continuous use of both hands; including grasping, pulling and pushing. Sight, hearing, lifting, standing, climbing stairways, walking and balancing both feet on even and uneven surfaces, bending, twisting, crawling, stooping, kneeling, reaching forward, reaching overhead, reaching below shoulder, wrist turning, neck turning.

 

STARTING WAGE:              D.O.E.

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Posted: 2019-09-09 Expires: 2019-10-09

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